Almighty and ever-blessed God, whose presence is the happiness of every condition, and
whose favor hallows every relation: We pray you to be present and favorable to these your
servants, that they may be truly joined in the honorable estate of marriage, in the covenant of
their God. As you have brought them together by your providence, sanctify them by your Spirit,
giving them a new frame of heart fit for their new estate; and enrich them with all grace, whereby
they may enjoy the comforts, undergo the cares, endure the trials, and perform the duties of life
together as becomes Christians, under your heavenly guidance and protection: through our Lord
Jesus Christ. Amen.
Gracious God, you are always faithful in your love for us. Look mercifully upon N. and N., who have come seeking your blessing. Let your Holy Spirit rest upon them so that with steadfast
love they may honor the promises they make this day, through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
Creator God, on this day of celebration and excitement, make us aware of your continuing,
renewing presence in our lives. Today, re-create us in joy, as this commitment to a new life
together takes an honored place in your creation. Guide the steps of N. and N. as your
ever-changing blessings unfold before them. Show the way to us who gather here, moving us to
share with all around us, your blessings in our lives, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
O God of love and life, we know your wonderful ways have brought us to this place. Today we
acknowledge your presence in our lives. At the start of this celebration, we share that there were
times when that direction did not seem clear. And yet, we are here to enjoy how our separate
paths now have crossed. We share with all who can hear, that from this day forward, your
continuing blessings will move with us together on yet another path - a path that is constantly
unfolding with beauty and grace. Bless now as we celebrate this happy event. In the name of
Jesus we pray. Amen
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Eternal God, we stand here in this location that has been made beautiful by the touch of your
creative hand. What a perfect place to celebrate the marriage of N. and N.! This display of your
handiwork reminds us that, small as we are next to you, we, too, are a part of your grand design.
O Lord, who brought all these visual delights into being, we thank you also for so creating us that
we may find delight in one another. Be present with us now as N. and N. celebrate the beginning
of their life together before you. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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Creator God, when we stop long enough to notice, we become powerfully aware of your
handiwork in this majestic setting. Though the heavens sing your praise, we are not always
listening. But we are listening today, O Lord, especially as we come to celebrate the uniting in
marriage of N. and N. Bless them as they express in these moments their desire to live in
covenant with each other as husband and wife for a lifetime. May the beauty of this place reflect
the beauty of the life they now begin to share. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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